AB-1989: Water, energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Jones

Session Year: 2015-2016

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Text

An act to add Section 189.7 to the Water Code, relating to water.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

AB 1989, Assembly Member Jones. Water, energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Existing law, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. The state board is required to adopt a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020.

This bill would require the State Water Resources Control Board, in coordination with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the Public Utilities Commission, and the Department of Water Resources, to develop and implement a grant and low-interest loan program for water projects that result in the net reduction of water-related greenhouse gas emissions.

Vote Required: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: yes Local Program: no

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1.

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)(1)Water and energy resources are inextricably connected. This relationship is known as the water-energy nexus.

(2)The energy used to drive California’s water system, including, but not limited to, the fuels used to power groundwater pumps, transportation, treatment and disposal systems for water and wastewater, heating and cooling of water in buildings and other facilities, the delivery of water, and end uses, accounts for nearly 20 percent of the total electricity usage and 30 percent of nonpower-related natural gas consumed, and there are known gaps in quantifying greenhouse gas emissions associated with that energy use.

(3)Consequently, saving water saves energy and vice versa.

(4)Because the production of energy often results in the emissions of greenhouse gases, there is substantial potential for emission reductions in the water system.

(b)While energy use has historically been a fundamental element in the planning and development of California’s water supply systems, there are new opportunities for improving this linkage to reduce water-related greenhouse gas emissions. New projects that best serve water and energy investments can maximize greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

SEC. 2. Section 189.7 is added to the Water Code, to read:
189.7.

(a)The board, in coordination with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the Public Utilities Commission, and the department, shall develop and implement a grant and low-interest loan program for water projects that result in the net reduction of water-related greenhouse gas emissions.

(b)Project categories eligible for funding under the program include, but need not be limited to, the following:

(1)Local water projects, including, but not limited to, water recycling, stormwater capture and reuse, groundwater cleanup, seawater and brackish water desalination, and water conservation.

(2)Precision or water efficient irrigation and control technologies.

(3)Clean energy generation by water and wastewater treatment plants.

(4)Replacement of existing water pumps with more energy-efficient water pumps.

(5)Leak detection in water distribution pipelines and associated repairs.

(6)Water appliance efficiency.

(c)In order to be eligible for funding under the program, projects shall result in the net reduction of water-related greenhouse gas emissions, including, but not limited to, the emissions associated with pumping or transporting water.

(d)In awarding grants or low-interest loans, the board shall consider whether the proposed project helps achieve the state policy established in Section 85021 by reducing reliance on the Delta in meeting California’s future water supply needs.

(e)Any public moneys made available for the program to private water companies regulated by the Public Utilities Commission shall be used for the benefit of the ratepayers or the public, and not the investors of the companies, and shall be subject to oversight by the Public Utilities Commission.

(f)The board may adopt guidelines it determines are necessary to implement this section. A guideline adopted pursuant to this subdivision is not subject to the rulemaking requirements of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

Bill Version

March 30, 2016 - Amended in Assembly

Bill Activity

Introduced by

Assembly Member Jones
February 16, 2016

Amended in Assembly

March 14, 2016
March 30, 2016

Votes

Date Result Location Ayes Noes NVR Motion
03/29/16 (PASS) Asm Water, Parks and Wildlife 14 0 0 Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]
  Ayes: Levine, Gallagher, Bigelow, Dababneh, Dodd, Gordon, Gomez, Harper, Lopez, Mathis, Medina, Olsen, Salas, Williams, Levine, Gallagher, Bigelow, Dababneh, Dodd, Gordon, Gomez, Harper, Lopez, Mathis, Medina, Olsen, Salas, Williams
  No Votes Recorded: Cristina Garcia, Cristina Garcia
03/29/16 (PASS) Asm Water, Parks and Wildlife 14 0 0 Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]
  Ayes: Levine, Gallagher, Bigelow, Dababneh, Dodd, Gordon, Gomez, Harper, Lopez, Mathis, Medina, Olsen, Salas, Williams, Levine, Gallagher, Bigelow, Dababneh, Dodd, Gordon, Gomez, Harper, Lopez, Mathis, Medina, Olsen, Salas, Williams
  No Votes Recorded: Cristina Garcia, Cristina Garcia

History

Date Action
05/27/16 In committee: Held under submission.
05/11/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
03/31/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
03/30/16 Read second time and amended.
03/29/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (March 29).
03/15/16 Re-referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
03/14/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on W., P., & W. Read second time and amended.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
05/11/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
03/31/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
03/30/16 Read second time and amended.
03/29/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (March 29).
03/15/16 Re-referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
03/14/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on W., P., & W. Read second time and amended.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
03/31/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
03/30/16 Read second time and amended.
03/29/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (March 29).
03/15/16 Re-referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
03/14/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on W., P., & W. Read second time and amended.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
03/30/16 Read second time and amended.
03/29/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (March 29).
03/15/16 Re-referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
03/14/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on W., P., & W. Read second time and amended.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
03/29/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (March 29).
03/15/16 Re-referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
03/14/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on W., P., & W. Read second time and amended.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
03/15/16 Re-referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
03/14/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on W., P., & W. Read second time and amended.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
03/14/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on W., P., & W. Read second time and amended.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.

Bill Analysis

Date Analysis
05/09/16 Assembly Appropriations
03/28/16 Assembly Water, Parks And Wildlife
03/24/16 Assembly Water, Parks And Wildlife

Today's Law as Amended

Status

Bill Status
Measure: AB-1989
Lead Authors: Jones
Principal Coauthors: -
Coauthors: -
Topic: Water, energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
31st Day in Print: 03/18/16
Title: An act to add Section 189.7 to the Water Code, relating to water.
House Location: Assembly
Introduced Date: 02/16/16
Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Committee Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax Levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
05/27/16 In committee: Held under submission.
05/11/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
03/31/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
03/30/16 Read second time and amended.
03/29/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (March 29).

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